appguardus.com We @ Tweakbytes.com are very pleased to announce our second AppGuard Pro – 5x Lifetime Licenses Giveaway! First I would like to thank Blue Ridge Networks for their kind generosity for donating the licenses for this giveaway. Overview of AppGuard Blue Ridge Network’s AppGuard uses an approach that is dissimilar to traditional antivirus methods protecting systems and networks against attacks from malware, viruses, zero-day attacks, phishing, and ransomware. Traditional antivirus solutions focuses more on detection, scanning, signature creation, and updating, AppGuard keenly focuses on isolation and containment, memory protection, malware execution prevention, and application control. AppGuard is the only true multi-layer defense that stops all variants of ransomware. Even if the ransomware is signed with stolen certificates keys, AppGuard protects the endpoint, preventing the potential damage and cost of extortion. With pre-execute control, even the most sophisticated drive-by-download-initiated ransomware will not be allowed to start. The attack is halted at the earliest stages. If the ransomware is signed with digitally stolen certificate keys, AppGuard’s post-run application controls contain the ransomware, preventing it from altering user’s critical files on the system or spreading to other computers. AppGuard provides protection from attacks, regardless of the method of distribution. Security choices are never made by end users, so even opening a link containing malware will do no harm and allow the user continued use of the application. These types of attacks are stoppable – by AppGuard. AppGuard enforces three (3) settings. The first is the "Locked Down". This is the most secure level, and the one recommended for browsing untrusted sites, preventing any installations or updates from the internet. Any applications, signed or unsigned, are blocked from running in this setting. The next level is "Medium" (Recommended for most everyday use.), which allows for automatic updates on programs/applications which you enter in the “Guarded Applications” list. The most widely deployed and commonly used applications, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader, are added to this list by AppGuard during install. All programs and applications inside the list that you create in “Guarded Applications” are MemoryGuarded, which means they cannot access another application or process’s memory. The last and final setting is called "Install". As the word implies "Install level" is the setting/config required to install or update most applications on the system or network. MemoryGuard feature is disabled here (in contrast with Medium level) to allow installation or update programs to work and modify file system, registry, and memory settings needed at installation time. If you select this level there is a default setting that will automatically resume medium level after a specific period of time. There are advanced settings/customizations beyond the default levels of Locked Down, Medium, and Install. These allow the user to add new guarded applications, edit existing settings on currently guarded applications, and add applications of specific publishers so they can run unguarded (similar to white listing), among other options. AppGuard is fully compatible with all Windows versions (Windows XP to Windows 10) and popular browsers, and greatly compliments common antivirus software and intrusion detection systems (IDS) that may already be installed in the user’s environment. Blue Ridge Networks advocates the use of antivirus software to scan systems at certain time intervals as a normal maintenance routine, as well as the usage of firewalls. Both are good overall security practices. For this type of layer security approach, AppGuard provides options for these applications to be set as a “Power Application” via the customization settings. Placing any application in the “Power Application” list will effectively disable AppGuard from controlling or monitoring them. This is a sort of an "exclude application" so these application will continue to perform their pre-defined function of protecting you whilst running aside AppGuard. AppGuard in action via YouTube video. New AppGuard Licensing Schemes For those who are using or have been using AppGuard, they know that it is a lifetime license and perpetual. There are some changes to that effect. This information is directly from the Blue Ridge Networks Product Management. The current version is AppGuard version 5.2 and it is now an annual subscription license. All future AppGuard consumer releases will now be subscription-based AppGuard Personal. AppGuard Professional ver22.214.171.124 which carries a lifetime license usage but not perpetual. Meaning there will be no free planned free-upgrades to this ver126.96.36.199. Minor/Major updates may or may not be considered at this time. For this giveaway Blue Ridge Networks Product Management has provided us 5 licenses for AppGuard Professional ver188.8.131.52 which as explained above is a "lifetime license". The winners can avail of upgrades to version 5.2 via a special link that will be provided by Blue Ridge Networks Product Management. The information will be made available to the winners. You can download AppGuard and other related info below. AppGuard 4.4 Install Package HERE AppGuard 4.4 User Guide HERE User Guide Info Links HERE AppGuard Personal Features HERE AppGuard FAQs AppGuard Support Info HERE If you have additional questions about advanced settings, send your questions to [email protected] To participate please follow these 4 simple GOLDEN RULES! 1. Contest is open to all members. 2. To join in just answer the question, "WHY do you want to win an AppGuard Pro lifetime license?" Please see sample entry below. 3. To show your gratitude and support to the developer please share this giveaway by pasting the code below in your Facebook/Twitter/Google+ Account[ Code: http://tweakbytes.com/threads/tweakbytes-official-appguard-pro-lifetime-license-giveaway-part-2.4787/ Optional: You may want to like/follow Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard social networking sites (below) as added support. AppGuard on Facebook AppGuard on Twitter AppGuard on GooglePlus 4. Only one entry per IP is permitted.... what does this mean? If you are using a VPN/Proxy to enter into this giveaway this against our forum rules BUT I guess ultimately members will try. BUT please note that if another member has also entered this same giveaway with the same VPN/Proxy before you did, then your entry will simply not be valid. How do you know if that VPN/Proxy IP has been used already for this giveaway? You don't BUT we do and your entry will not be accepted. I could just change my VPN/Proxy! Yes you can but are you sure another member hasn't used this service? Rules are pretty simple . To enter this contest you must comply with these above 4 simple GOLDEN RULES to be considered as a valid entry. Only one entry per member per IP is permitted. All 5 winners will each receive one (1) lifetime license of AppGuard Professional ver4.46.1 Winning member’s names will be selected by random.org and once winner’s names have been posted winner's will only have 3 days to PM me to claim their prize and if I do not receive your PM within specified timeframe your win will be forfeited, sorry no excuses will be considered. You will only receive a PM-reply from me if you have claimed your prize within specified time frame. The Giveaways starts March 31, 2017 and ends on April 20, 2017 Stay tuned for the next round of Blue Ridge Network’s sponsored giveaway here at Tweakbytes.com!